Mildred Belle

Mildred Belle (HM25IH)

Location: Washington, DC 20020
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.364', W 77° 0.027'

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Mildred Belle is an authentic Chesapeake Bay "buy boat" operated by Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy boats are an important part of. the Bay economy. They serve as "middlemen" on the bay, purchasing fish, crabs, and oysters directly from the fishing vessels working under sail, and then transporting the catch to market. This allows the sailing fleet to continue to work

Originally built in Odd, Virginia in 1948, Mildred Belle worked the Bay for many years hauling fish, crabs, and oysters to market, dredging for crabs in the winter, trawl fishing and even pioneering sport fishing off the Virginia Capes and Cape Hatteras, NC. Having been rebuilt and certified to carry passengers, she continues to work the Chesapeake Bay, sailing as a "living classroom" for the Living Classrooms Foundation. From March until November, she runs single day and weeklong educational programs with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. These programs provide students with unique hands-on learning opportunities and focus on the history, economics, and ecology of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Length 54'
Gross Tonnage 23 tons
Draft 4'5"
Beam 15'
HM NumberHM25IH
Placed ByLiving Classrooms Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326460 N 4304555
Decimal Degrees38.87273333, -77.00045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.364', W 77° 0.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 21.84" N, 77° 0' 1.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington DC 20020, US
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